HYE YOON “HELEN” CHOI, D.D.S. AND M.S.
Dr. Helen Choi was born and raised in South Korea until she started attending boarding school in England at age 12. After having wonderful experience and time in England, she decided to explore a larger world and decided to move to the United States.
Dr. Choi states, “Ever since I had my braces as a teenager, orthodontics has always been my passion and love. So, in order to continue my education and pursue my career as an orthodontist, I went to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I earned my B.S. in Biology. I also minored in Art History, which always fascinated me and made me enjoy art museums even more.”
Dr. Choi’s next stop was at the University of California, San Francisco, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. From there, she completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, together with a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Choi spent years in voluntary training, including completion of peer-developed, externally validated written and clinical examinations. Board Certification is a high level of achievement that demonstrates Dr. Choi’s personal commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and American Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Choi moved to New York and joined the practice at Park Smiles NYC. She states, “Becoming an orthodontist in Manhattan is a dream come true for me. I’m thankful and thrilled every day to do what I love, which is helping people smile because of successful orthodontic treatment. Most importantly to me, I enjoy the relationships that build with my patients during the course of treatment!”
Dr. Choi takes special pride in her volunteer work. During dental school, she traveled to Honduras on a dental mission trip and did an externship in underserved areas providing dental care. She also traveled to Uganda with her church group on another mission – and continues today to participate in local volunteer work in the New York area.
In her spare time, Dr. Choi enjoys traveling as well as the life in New York, including trying out trendy restaurants, going to art museums and performances as well as attending classical concerts.
We are privileged to offer our patients the extraordinary talent, commitment and compassion of Dr. Helen Choi as a member of our team at Park Smiles NYC.